Text from the Temple of the Cross Sanctuary Panel
Notebook for the XVIth Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop 1992: 169.
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Detail of secondary texts surrounding the persons depicted on the panel from the Temple of the Cross. The left-most text, labeled G1-K6, records a pyramid (apparent heir designation) event by K'inich Kan B'alam II, son of Janaab Pakal and Lady Tz'akbu' Ajaw. The two segments at the right record Kan B'alam II and Palenque Triad deities participating in rituals related to the dedication of the Cross Group. This event has strong associations with the conjunction of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn visible in the night sky at the time of this dedication.
Second part of a three part rendering of the text see SD190 and SD189 for remaining parts